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Monday, 22 September 2014
Page: 9955

Mr GOODENOUGH (Moore) (13:53): St Stephen's School is one of the largest independent schools in Western Australia. For over 30 years the school has provided a well-rounded quality and caring education to thousands of local students, whilst maintaining high academic standards.

Under the leadership of visionary principal Tony George and the school council, the St Stephens School Development Association Incorporated has been established to assist the school achieve its vision to create an interactive environment, where students are actively engaged in learning, and to deliver educational opportunities to emerging countries in the Indian Ocean Rim.

The innovative St Stephens School Development Association seeks to build partnerships and raise funds to help the school achieve its goals, which include the development of a building redevelopment master plan for the Duncraig and Carramar campuses. It will also provide scholarships for disadvantaged students and develop on-line learning to deliver education throughout Western Australia and the region.

The establishment of the St Stephens Institute for Educational Research and Development will provide staff with the skills to better equip them to improve the culture, practice and leadership of teaching and learning based on research and evidence within a contemporary Christian education environment. (Time expired)